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Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Victory for women in Iran's parliamentary elections
The Islamic Republic’s 10th parliamentary elections is said to have ended with two main big winners: Reformists and women.  Early numbers show twice the number of female members as in the previous parliament. The youngest new Member of Parliament is...
Friday, November 13, 2015
Iran appointed its first female ambassador since 1979
On Sunday November 8th, 2015, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif of Iran appointed his country’s first female ambassador abroad since the Islamic Revolution in 1979. The new Ambassador of Iran in Malaysia is one of Iran’s most high-profile female...
 Afkham is a veteran of Iran’s diplomatic service, having served as a ministerial aide and later as head of its public relations department. Photo-Youtube
Monday, April 13, 2015
Iran to appoint first female ambassador since Islamic revolution
Iran is to appoint its first female ambassador since the 1979 Islamic revolution, marking a breakthrough for women in government under the moderate president,Hassan Rouhani.  Marzieh Afkham, who is the country’s first foreign ministry spokeswoman,...
Monday, January 13, 2014
Rohani deputy reports on lack of women among Iranian leaders
The presidential deputy for women and family affairs says Iranian women are mostly excluded from top positions in the government. ILNA reports that Shahindokht Molaverdi said in a report that except for a few women in Parliament, the unfortunate...
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Baluchi Sunni woman elected mayor is first for Iran
The election of the first Baluchi woman last week as the mayor of Kalat, a city in the south of Iran, was an unprecedented event in one of the most underprivileged and conservative provinces in Iran. It is a significant step which local experts...
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Female Journalists Sitting On Floor In Iran An Illustration Of Gender Inequality?
Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, may have pledged to promote women's rights and recently nominated a female vice president. But, if a striking image captured during Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif's introduction is any indication, Iran...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
City council candidate 'too attractive' for Iranian politics
Despairing news from Iran... Nina Siahkali Moradi, 27, was barred from taking up her seat in Qazvin by the conservative electoral review board. An electoral candidate who won a place on a city council in Iran has reportedly been barred from taking...
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Iranian president names female vice president
Iranian president Hasan Rouhani on Monday appointed Elham Aminzadeh, a law and public policy professor at Tehran University, as Vice-President of Legal Affairs, effectively making her the first woman in the Islamic Republic’s history to hold the...